FrontPage problem. Users getting httpd.conf error

sneader

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Aug 21, 2003
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This morning all my FrontPage customers were getting a popup error:

The server extensions were unable to access the file "httpd.conf". Please check the file permissions.

Didn't find anything here on the forums, so I must have botched something myself. Anyway, doing some research sort of indicated that httpd.conf should have 644 permissions... read & write for root, and read only for Group and Nobody. Mine was 600, read & write for root, but no read access for anybody else. I changed it to 644 and instantly FrontPage started working again.

Hope this helps someone... or if changing permissions was bad, let me know that too.

- Scott
 

silversurfer

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Ya somehow Cpanel decided 600 for httpd.conf is the way to go, which is great. But perhaps they should do more extensive testing especially when so much of their code is dependent on it. this is just one of the many things it broke. If you change it to 644, remember to disable auto-updates or tommorrow it will change back to 600.
 

neilogden

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.conf error

I am currently getting an error simillar to this - it's saying it can't access the file www.yourdomain.com.conf (where yourdomain.com is replaced y the domain being published to).

This is only happening on new accounts created in the last week or so. Any ideas?

Neil Ogden
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